INTRODUCTORY ESSAY. 69 1. A good set of the Wallichian Herbarium, and some col- lections communicated by Dr. Wallich from Nipal, previous to his first visit to England. 2. Dr. Wight's Peninsular collections, distributed in 1832-33. 3. General and Mrs. Walker's very extensive Ceylon collec- tions, and a smaller herbarium from Simla. 4. Dr. Gardner's Ceylon and Nilghiri plants, both nume- rous and good. 5. Major Champion's Ceylon plants, presented by him in 1852, along with his whole Herbarium. 6. Large collections of Ceylon plants from Mr. Thwaites. These are in course of publication by that botanist, who suc- ceeded Mr. Gardner as superintendent of the Botanic Gardens of Peradenia, and who is now actively and ably investigating the flora of the island. 7. Mr. Griffith's Malacca, Tenasserim, Khasia, Assam, Mishmi, Bhotan, and Afghan plants. 8. Hohenacker's Nilghiri, Kurg, and Canara plants, col- lected by the Rev. Mr. Schmid and others, and named by Professor Miquel. 9. Admiral Sir Frederic Adams3 Nilghiri plants (a small collection). 10. Sir William Norris's Penang and Malacca plants: an excellent collection. 11. Mr. Prince's Penang plants. 12. Mr. Lobb's Malacca, Tenasserim, Khasia, and Malabar collections. Mr. Lobb collected in the service of Mr. Veitch, the eminent nurseryman of Exeter; his Khasia and Malacca collections arc very numerous. 13. Mr. Cuming's Malacca plants. 14. The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Mack communicated beautiful collections from Assam and the Khasia mountains, 15. Colonel Jenkins' and Mr. Masters' Assam plants. These formed immense collections, made in various parts of the As* sam valley, chiefly in the neighbourhood of Gowhatty.